Russia won their second Greco-Roman Wrestling gold in two days after Alan Khugaev beat Egypt’s Karam Ebrahim in the men’s 84kg final.
A significant number of Russians had packed the stands at the ExCeL hoping to see Khugaev follow up Roman Vlasov’s win in the 74kg division on Day 9, and they roared with delight after seeing the 21-year-old overcome his opponent.
Ebrahim had raised hopes of an Egyptian win after knocking out favourite Damian Janikowski in the semi-finals, but he could not deliver in a tight final which the Russian won after two par terres.
Poland’s Janikowski made up for his semi-final defeat by claiming one of two bronzes available through the repechage.
Kazakhstan’s Danyal Gajiyev claimed the other bronze by beating Vladimer Gegeshidze.